Tomato wars (count the puns!)

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  1. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    i'm siding w/ the GOP on this one: it's a fruit. i don't care if it's legally a vegetable; that's silliness that should be retracted.
     
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    It's hardly a matter of opinion, legal or otherwise.
     
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    Well, if the NJ legislature wanted to name the rutabaga as their state fruit to increase the stature of NJ rutabagas, far be it from this Pennsylvanian to object.

    The best tomatoes I've ever had come from Washington Boro in Manor Township, which is conveniently just a few miles south from me. Nice rich river-silt soil and good summers here in southern PA. Dark red and juicy and thick with taste. They're legendary.

    So good you can bite into them whole, like fruit. Which is the problem with the imported out-of-season hothouse tomatoes we must eat the rest of the year. They have no flavor whatsoever and can't be eaten like fruit. They're filler for salads.

    When Washington Boro tomatoes come into season, though, tomato sandwiches are back on the menu. Mmm.
     
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    no kidding. blech.

    best i've had was when i was in turkey. unreal. my travel mate, who'd hated tomatoes her whole life, suddenly liked them. we got very used to having a small tomato/cucumber salad w/ nearly every meal.
     
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    Most states already have a state vegatable. New Jersey is playing ketchup.
     
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    LOL, very in line with the article.

    it's amazing how our legislators manage to waste time on completely irrelevant issues, and not on what counts for something.

    technically true, but that is true also for a lot of fruit that are commonly considered "vegetables" including, ironically, corn which they favored as alternative to tomatoes

    quick poll: KNOW YOUR VEGGIES
    which of the following are technically fruits? (highlight for the answer)

    tomatoes,
    corn,
    rice,
    eggplant,
    green peppers,
    jalapenos,
    zucchini,
    pumpkins,
    cucumber,
    olives,
    cashews,
    stringbeans,
    squash.

    yep, all of them
     

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